Etihad Miles Value

Cash Value & Redemption Options

Get the average cash value of Etihad Guest Miles based on redemption and the details on the many ways you can redeem them with Etihad.


Etihad Guest Miles can be redeemed for flights on Etihad along with 22 partnering airlines. In additional to flight redemptions, miles can be put towards gift cards, raffles, hotels, car rentals, lounge access, and even used for spa treatments. Etihad Guest Miles have an average value of 1 cent each (or around 0.8 cents CAD) when booking flights directly with Etihad, but you can obtain higher value when booking award flights with partner airlines.

Etihad Guest Miles Cash Value

The Etihad Guest Miles Cash Value calculator below will calculate the average cash value based on the redemption options available in the table. You can enter any amount of Etihad Guest Miles in the calculator.

Etihad Guest Miles Cash Value
Miles
Partner Award Flights (Research)
1.4+ cents
$0+
Etihad Award Flights
0.8 to 1 cent
$0 - $0
Hotel Redemptions
0.9 to 1.2 cents
USD $0 - $0
Gift Cards
0.5 to 0.6 cents
USD $0 - $0
Car Rentals
0.7 to 0.9 cents
USD $0 - $0
Abu Dhabi Airport Lounge Access
0.7 cents
USD $0
Six Senses Spa
0.7 to 0.8 cents
USD $0 - $0
Shopping
0.3 to 0.6 cents
USD $0 - $0

Redeeming Miles On Flights

Etihad Guest Miles can be redeemed towards award flights on Etihad for around 1 cent per mile in CAD. This is the easiest value you can obtain without doing any research any applies to economy and business class flights booked directly though the Etihad website.

Trip options in Etihad Guest Miles from Toronto (YYZ) to Abu Dhabi (AUH).
Trip options in cash (CAD) from Toronto (YYZ) to Abu Dhabi (AUH).

The best value from using Etihad Guest Miles will come from finding great redemption options flying partner airlines such as American Airlines, ANA, and various others. Redeeming your Etihad Guest Miles directly with Etihad is typically not the "sweet" spot.

You can redeem Etihad Guest Miles with more than 20 partner airlines. The amount of miles required for these redemptions depends on the airline. Each airline has their own redemption table on the Etihad website. The majority of the airlines have their redemption table broken down by distance traveled and class of travel.

You can redeem your Etihad Guest Miles on the following airlines:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Serbia
  • Air Europa
  • Air Seychelles
  • Alitalia
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Flybe
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • GOL
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Oman Air
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

Seat Upgrades

In addition to booking flights, you can also use Etihad Guest Miles for seat upgrades. You can use Etihad Guest Miles to bid on an upgrade or use cash. You'll be charged the bid amount if you're successful in obtaining an upgrade. For upgrades on partner airlines, several airlines allow you to use Etihad Guest Miles without the need for bidding.

Etihad Reward Shop Redemptions

Etihad Guest Miles can be redeemed on the Etihad Rewards Shop Portal which will give your miles a value of USD 0.3 to 0.6 cents per mile. The portal features more than 2,000 items that you can shop for using your Etihad Miles.

Gift Cards

Etihad Guest Miles can redeemed for gift cards on the Etihad Rewards Shop Portal which will give you a value of USD 0.5 to 0.6 cents per mile. Gift cards available on the portal include, but are not limited to:

  • Bloomingdale's
  • Pottery Barn
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Brinker (Chili's, On The Boarder, Macaroni Grill, Maggiano's)
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Sears
  • Walmart
  • Macy's
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Groupon
  • TJMaxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post
  • Pandora
  • Gap Inc (Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, Athleta)
  • Domino's
  • Brown Thomas
  • Global Hotel Card
  • Lovephotobooks
  • Etihad Holidays Voucher
  • Sovereign Worldwide Chauffeur
  • Amazon
  • Studio by TCS
  • Inspira Holiday Voucher
  • Belk
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Kohl's
  • Sephora
  • Target
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • The Home Depot
  • Whole Foods Stores
  • Sleep Discounts Travel Voucher

Rewards Visa Card

Etihad gives you the ability to load your Etihad Guest Miles on a Visa Rewards Card through the Etihad Reward Shop. This can be a physical or digital Visa card that you can use to shop anywhere Visa is accepted or with their online merchants. Etihad's online merchants include:

  • Inkfarm
  • 1-800-Contacts
  • Ashford
  • Anthropologie
  • Bare Necessities
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Booking.com
  • Brooks Brothers
  • eBags
  • Express
  • FragranceX
  • Gap
  • Groupon
  • Harrods
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Hotels.com
  • InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
  • Interflora
  • JCPenney
  • Joules
  • Kohl's
  • Land's End
  • Lightinthebox.com
  • Lonely Planet
  • Lucky Brand
  • Macy's
  • Natural Healthy Concepts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • New Balance
  • Old Navy
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Sears
  • Shop Disney
  • StrawberryNET.com
  • The Container Store
  • The Home Depot
  • Walmart
  • White House Black Market

Etihad Raffles

You can use your Etihad Miles to bid on various raffles that Etihad offers throughout the year through the Etihad Reward Shop. This includes things such as free trips and electronics. Depending on the raffle and if you were to win, it could be worthwhile to dump a few miles into the drawing as most of them offer some pretty solid prizes.

Etihad Raffle Maldives 2019
Raffles such as this one from mid-2019 are offered during the year.

Experiences

Etihad allows you to use your Etihad Guest Miles on various experiences listed on the Etihad Reward Shop. This includes helicopter tours, studio tours, dinner cruises, bungee jumping, and much more. Most of these experiences are scattered around the globe and the value you get out of these will depend on the experience itself. Some of the listed prices aren't too bad, so it's worth looking at if you're looking for something to do while traveling.

Donations

Etihad Guest Miles can be donated to several causes. There are no restrictions on donations and you can donate any amount of miles. You can donate Etihad Guest Miles to the following causes:

  • Medecins Sans Frontieres
  • Emirates Red Crescent
  • Magic Bus
  • Children's Health Fund
  • The Choice To Change Foundation
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Born Free
  • Climate Care
  • Zakat Fund
  • Etihad Aviation Group

Hotels & Car Rental Redemptions

Etihad Guest Miles can be redeemed (and earned) for hotels and car rentals through the Etihad Travel Rewards Portal on their website. It's an easy to use portal that's powered by Points.com. Booking through the portal also allows you to use a mix of miles+cash for hotels and car rentals.

Hotels

When booking hotels through the Travel Rewards Portal, I was able to get USD 0.9 cents to 1.2 cents per Etihad Guest Mile. There's some solid options for those looking to spend their miles on a hotel stay rather than a flight. The portal also features a great deal of promos/savings in which I was able to even find two bookings at a value of USD 1.4 cents per mile. The hotel side of the portal is pretty easy to use. You can sort by price, miles, star ratings, and guest rating (provided by TripAdvisor). There's also many filters available such as price, stars, amenities and more.

Etihad Hilton Easton Spend

Car Rentals

Booking car rentals through the Etihad Travel Rewards Portal is lot more limited than booking hotels. I was able to easily get results for car rental bookings in Abu Dhabi (UAE), but other destinations usually provided no results. Car rentals seems to give an average value of USD 0.7 to 0.9 cents per Etihad Guest Miles. You will not get as good of a value compared to booking flights or hotels, but it's not a bad option. When booking though the portal, your car rental options are Avis and Budget.

Lounge and Spa Redemptions

Etihad Guest Miles can be redeemed for Etihad lounge access and for access to Six Senses Spa.

Abu Dhabi Airport Lounges

Etihad Guest Miles can be used to access the Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa in Terminal 3, Business Class Lounge Lounge in Terminal 3, and Business Class Lounge in Terminal 1. The cost in miles to get into the First and Business Class Lounges ranges from as low as 14,100 Miles to as high as 63,100 Miles while the costs in cash range from US$100/AED 367 to US$450/AED 1652. Using Etihad Guest Miles for lounge access at Abu Dhabi Airport will give you an average value of around USD 0.7 cents per mile.

Six Senses Spa

Etihad Guest Miles can be used for a wide range of treatments to relax and rejuvenate while traveling. They offer back/foot/head massages, warm stone and holistic massages, deep tissue massages and more. Most of their messages offer a value of USD 0.7 to 0.8 cents per Etihad Guest Mile since their basic massages are US$26 for 15 minutes and US$39 for 25 minutes. If you're looking for some relaxation at a top notch spa, using your Etihad Guest Miles could be worth it.

Etihad Worldwide Lounges

Etihad has several worldwide lounges located around the world. The cost to enter these lounges depend on the lounge itself and whether the guest is an adult or child. Locations of Etihad Worldwide Lounges include:

  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Washington (D.C.)
Etihad Worldwide Lounge Miles Cost

Etihad Holidays

Etihad Holidays allows you to book full packages using your Etihad Guest Miles. You can book flights, hotels, activities, and car rentals. They have featured destinations as well as occasional promotions that can get you some great bang for your miles. The value you'll get from booking through this travel portal will vary as there's lots of different variables and combinations. If you're planning on booking a trip, you can run it through this portal and see if the cost in miles is worth it. Do note that you can also pay for trips in cash or in miles+cash when booking through the Etihad Holidays portal.

Summary

Redeeming your Etihad Miles for flights on Etihad will yield you some decent results, but you'll want to consider researching the redemptions that will yield you the best bang for your mile. This will typically come from using your points on partner airlines.

If you're looking to earn Etihad Guest Miles, you can check out the Etihad Guest Miles Calculator for a list of ways you can build up your miles as well as calculate the transfer of points to your Etihad Guest account. You can also use the Best Credit Cards For Etihad Guest Miles Calculator to get a list of the best credit cards for earning Etihad Guest Miles based on your spend.

Etihad Miles Value FAQ

How much are Etihad Guest Miles worth?

Etihad Miles are worth around USD 1 to 1.4 cents each when used for flights depending on the redemption.

What can I use my Etihad Guest Miles for?

Etihad Miles can be used for flights, hotels, car rentals, lounge access, spa, and shopping.

Can I redeem my Etihad Guest Miles on other airlines?

You can redeem your Etihad Guest Miles on more than 20 partner airlines. This includes Air New Zealand, Asiana, Garuda Indonesia, and Korean Air to name a few.

What is the Etihad Reward Shop?

The Etihad Rewards Shop is a portal that allows you to redeem your points for gift cards, raffles, experiences, and donations.

What's the best use of Etihad Guest Miles in order to get great value?

The best use of Etihad Miles in this case would be redeeming them for award flights on Etihad and partner airlines. Redeeming your miles for hotels also gives some great value.


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